Taught course

Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Physiotherapy

Entry requirements

Honours degree and professional registration or equivalent in physiotherapy.

Some modules require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable work place setting along with the support of a line manager and workplace mentor.

For applicants thinking of studying full-time we strongly recommend you contact the Pathway Lead for an initial discussion.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

As part of our Advancing Practice in Health Framework, the MSc/PgDip Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy pathway aims to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for the development of advanced physiotherapy practice. It is delivered online and available both full-time and part-time.

There are learning opportunities in areas such as fundamentals of advancing practice, critical analysis, evaluation and research methodologies, as well as clinical competency workplace modules.

Why QMU?

Educationally and practice relevant postgraduate framework: This award will enable those working as a physiotherapist to develop their knowledge and skills and advance their practice.

Flexible study options: The course offers flexibility in modes of study (part-time, full-time or workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning. Single module study is also available.

Multi-professional learning and cross institutional input: Based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning and housed in the Division of Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography, the Framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University on subjects such as leadership, social science and education.

Make a difference to people’s lives: Framework modules will allow you develop your skills and knowledge and contribute to the health of our nation and beyond.

Theoretical and practically focused: Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against the background of current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing.

Information for international students

International: You you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 131 474 0000